Homeless couple keeps faith during holidays

A Long Island man and woman are keeping their hopes up on Christmas Eve, despite recent events that have left them homeless. "It's stressful, mentally stressful," says John Bock, of constantly moving

News 12 Staff

Dec 26, 2007, 4:10 PM

Updated 6,043 days ago

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A Long Island man and woman are keeping their hopes up on Christmas Eve, despite recent events that have left them homeless.
"It's stressful, mentally stressful," says John Bock, of constantly moving from place to place. "In a garage once in a while, in a basement once in a while, we find a place [to sleep] - a church."
The couple is also thankful for meals provided by the Lighthouse Mission group on Railroad Avenue in Patchogue.
Bock and his fiancée Janice, both former taxi drivers, have been homeless for nearly a month. They rely on the kindness of friends and acquaintances.
Bock's life is a far cry from when News 12 Long Island named him Father of the Year in 1995. His stepchildren had nominated him.
Bock, who found work starting next week, believes his life will soon change. He recently proposed to Janice. The couple hopes to rent an apartment of their own.
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